Employment & Internship Opportunities

Director of Development & Major Gifts

New England Public Radio (WFCR and WNNZ) seeks a Director of Development & Major Gifts to lead the fundraising efforts of one of the nation’s most successful mid-market public radio stations.

The Director is responsible for leading a seasoned fundraising staff whose efforts bring in over $3.4 million in annual support from individuals and businesses through personal solicitations, direct mail, telemarketing, on-air and on-line fund raising, underwriting and special events, and also oversees the outreach and marketing efforts of the station. The Director is also responsible for raising gifts of $10,000 or more, and maintaining a portfolio of prospects and donors through robust interactions that advance their relationships with NEPR and lead to progressively larger gifts.

NEPR is located in the heart of the beautiful Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, a region renowned for distinguished educational institutions and a vibrant artistic and cultural life, and close to Boston and New York City. NEPR has just moved to a new state-of-the-art facility in Springfield.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of experience in development for non-profits or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated fiscal management and supervisory experience, including the ability to retain high-performing staff and work with diverse populations. Superior communication skills: verbal, written and presentation; must be adept at building and maintaining strong donor relationships. Must be well-organized and attentive to detail, able to work as part of a management team, and manage multiple deadlines. Proficiency required in Word and Excel. Some knowledge of databases is desirable.

Salary commensurate with skills and experience. Excellent benefits.

Click here to apply online with cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin November 3, 2014 and continue until position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with physical disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

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Berkshire County Freelance Reporter

New England Public Radio (WFCR and WNNZ) seeks freelance reporters interested in covering Berkshire County. Ideal candidates have at least 2 years of broadcast journalism experience, familiarity with the public radio system, and access to a car. New England Public Radio pays freelancers a competitive hourly or per-piece rate. Send resumes and links to clips to News Director Sam Hudzik, shudzik@nepr.net.

Internship Program

As part of the national public broadcasting system, New England Public Radio brings its 166,900 weekly listeners acclaimed news and entertainment programs like All Things Considered and Morning Edition, A Prairie Home Companion and Car Talk.  Our locally produced programs feature classical, jazz, and world music, and our own award-winning regional news.

Our mission is to provide the area with diverse news, information, music and cultural programs of the highest quality.  New England Public Radio is committed to programs that entertain, educate, and inform in a lively, provocative, varied, and sensitive way.  We help listeners explore and enjoy the world around them and enhance the quality of their lives.

Opportunities are available in News, Production, Marketing and AudioFiles.  These opportunities are designed with two purposes in mind: to provide experience in the area of interest and to help NEPR meet its operational needs. New England Public Radio will conduct an initial screening of applicants and contact finalists for in-person interviews.

New England Public Radio offers 15 paid internships per year at the Five Colleges Studios at UMass Amherst for students from UMass Amherst and Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges. Unpaid internships are available during the summer for students who don’t attend one of these schools.

Click here for a description, application and deadlines for internships at the Five Colleges Studios at UMass Amherst.

In addition, New England Public Radio offers unpaid news internships for students from Springfield area colleges at our Springfield Studio located at 44 Hampden Street in Springfield, MA.

Click here for a description, application and deadlines for internships at the Springfield studio.